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The dubious day of the demagogue

By Geoffrey Barker

It is not surprising that the prospect of a second Trump presidency is causing deep concern among many Americans and America’s allies around the world.

In the White House, Donald Trump debauched and degraded the great office he occupied and disrupted the global web of security alliances that defend the strategic interests of Western liberal democracies.

Now, in another election year, and despite ongoing legal battles, Trump seems set again to be the Republican candidate to challenge the increasingly fragile President Joe Biden. Trump has a strong chance of ousting Biden from the Oval Office.

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"…it is easy to overlook that American political, religious and social life is littered with the ghosts of demagogues who whipped up and exploited the passions of Americans to advance their religious, political and social agendas."
Geoffrey Barker

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